Lucy Byrd is the Senior Communications Manager for the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative. She has over ten years of experience in media and communications. Most recently, she was the Director of Communications & Public Relations for U.S. News & World Report, where she oversaw corporate communications and media relations. She developed the promotional strategy for the company’s high-profile rankings, including Best Colleges and Best Hospitals, live events and daily news and analysis content across seven channels. Prior to U.S. News, Lucy was an editorial lead for The Atlantic’s award-winning live events programs. One of her first projects was The Atlantic’s inaugural Future of the City program, which has since expanded into CityLab. Lucy holds a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University.